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(American, 1916-2010)
Blue Note
1957, oil on canvas
35” x 26.5”

Karl Kasten

American (1916-2010)

Biography Karl Albert Kasten was born in San Francisco, CA on March 5, 1916. Kasten began his art training at the California School of Fine Arts (San Francisco), continued at Marin College, UC Berkeley (M.A.), Iowa State University, and the Hans Hofmann School of Art. In 1941 he taught briefly at the CSFA until drafted into the Army in WWII. After the war he taught at the University of Michigan, San Francisco State College (1947-50), and UC Berkeley (1950-83). Included in his works are collographs and paintings in watercolor and acrylic. He is also the designer of the K-B etching press. Kasten died at his home in Berkeley on May 3, 2010.

Selected Exhibitions

1946 Art Institute of Chicago
1950 Metropolitan Museum
1951 San Francisco Museum of (modern) Art
1952 Whitney Museum
1954 Oakland Museum
1955 De Young Museum
1955 NW PM
1955 Colorado Springs FA Center
1955 San Jose Public Library
1956 Sacramento State College
1956 Univ. of Illinois
1957 Richmond Art Center
1958 Denver Museum
1959 California Palace of the Legion of Honor

Selected Collections
Pasadena Museum
Mills College (Oakland)
NY Public Library
Oakland Museum
UC Berkeley
U.S. State Dept.
Victoria & Albert Museum
Oakland Post Office
Museum Of Modern Art (New York City)
San Francisco Museum of (Modern) Art.